Month: September 2019

Membership

Summer Membership Appeal

Dear friends of Georgia ForestWatch, When we return to favorite places in the forest where warm memories flood back from decades ago, forests seem strong, stable, and permanent. Indeed, some trees shading our north Georgia mountains sprouted before the U.S. was founded, having survived droughts, storms, and fires. Their resilience and tenacity inspire us. Immediate […]

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Resources

Public Shooting and Archery Resources in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

Our Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests are a favorite destination for many hunters, archers, and gun enthusiasts, including members of Georgia ForestWatch. Are you interested in sharpening your skills? Here’s a handy list of state-run public shooting and archery ranges in the CONF, with links to useful information including hours of operation, contact information, maps, driving directions, […]

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Hikes

Stonewall Falls 10.19.2019

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pmLeader(s): Marie Dunkle, ForestWatch Board PresidentLocation: Stonewall Falls trails in Tiger GA, Rabun CountyOuting Description: This popular hike is about 5.5 miles of hiking, moderate difficulty, and varied terrain. Several water crossings require feet to get wet with water above boot level. So be prepared with hiking shoes you can […]

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Advocacy
Issues

Union County Proposed Shooting Range Near Appalachian Trail

Letters from the public and organizations like Georgia ForestWatch typically improve Forest Service project proposals.  Sometimes though, projects that receive initial Forest Service approval still contain major issues. In those cases, people may formally object and have the decision reviewed by the next official up the Forest Service hierarchy, though there are some requirements that […]

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2019 Fall Retreat

Join us for the annual Georgia ForestWatch Fall Retreat and Membership Meeting at Vogel State Park on October 12, 2019! Come just for the day, or stay over Friday and Saturday nights. Friday:Potluck Dinner: Come late Friday afternoon with your favorite dish to share for dinner.We’ll have a cooler and ice available for chilling beer […]

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Hikes

Learning Hemlocks + Loving Waterfalls 9.28.2019

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019Time: 10 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Stacie James, Program Coordinator, UNG Environmental Leadership Center; Jim Sullivan, long-time ForestWatch leader and woolly adelgid warrior, working through the Forest Health Program with the Georgia Forestry Commission; and Sue Harmon, GFW Board Member and Master Naturalist.Location: Hemlock Falls Trail at Moccasin Creek State Park, Rabun CountyOuting […]

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